Wisconsin 45, Illinois 7 Postgame

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14th ranked team in the nation or not: If this is the kind of product you're trotting out there, in year 5 of the Lovie era, with the roster that's entirely his...then he might as well kick rocks right now.
 
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Where did that coaching carousel thread go
 
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New York City, N.Y. City
I'm not going to say it. I'm sure plenty of other people on here will say it. But if you've been an Illinois fan for any amount of time, you know exactly where this is headed. When, not if. The recruiting rankings have always been the canary in this coal mine.
 
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North Bethesda, Maryland
I would love to see a post game presser where a coach doesn’t say the team they played ”was a good team,” but is honest and says “sure, we looked great, but they have issues.”
 
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Faber College
We should at least be competitive at this point. It's not happening with this staff.
 
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14th ranked team in the nation or not: If this is the kind of product you're trotting out there, in year 5 of the Lovie era, with the roster that's entirely his...then he might as well kick rocks right now.
Completely agree. Inept offense, receivers left wide open, defense worn out in the second half.
 
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One game, bring on Purdue.
 
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You have to wonder...does our offense work in practice because our defense isn’t good? Like, does Rod Smith’s play calling only work against Lovie Smith’s defense? Scary 😂
 
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Western Illinois
I have to take the blame for this game! I should have known better. Every time I bet on the Illini they lose. I put $50 on them to cover.
 
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Can’t even compete...

This feeling is so familiar. It’s not even anger. It’s shrugging resignation. Nothing changes with this program. Nothing.
 
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St. Louis
I've said it multiple times. I don't fault Whitman for hiring Lovie, but you absolutely HAVE to have a coach who is hungry to win. This was Lovie's swan song and while I'm sure he wanted to win he didn't need to prove anything. When (either this year or next year) we hire a new coach I'd love to see a guy who wants to take on the whole world.
 
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Chicago, IL
Rod Smith has to go. Lovie has his issues, but Rod has to go first. The offense shouldn't be this bad with this many returning starters.
 
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
I knew Wisconsin was going to be good, but I didn't expect us to look this bad. Wisconsin couldn't have played much better; we couldn't have played much worse. Whitman needs to sit down with this staff and get some answers. This is simply not good enough at this point.
 
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That was with their backup QB as well. Oh dear god were in trouble.
 
#25
Those jabronis who paid for the football facility: $80 million and we get THIS?
 
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